LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - A teenager who admitted to murdering a Niagara University student learned his fate Wednesday morning. In Niagara County Court, Gordon Jackson was sentenced to 21 years to life for the murder of 20-year-old Brandon Johnson.
Johnson was shot and killed during a botched burglary attempt at his University Court apartment last December.
In court Wednesday, Jackson's family and the victim's family were both in tears. Jackson turned and addressed the victim's family during sentencing, he said he didn't mean to do it and that he was sorry.
The victim's family says no words can heal their hurt, their son is never coming back.
A second person, Cordero Gibson, is also charged in this case. Police believe Gibson had knowledge that Jackson was intending to rob the men in the apartment.
A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Buffalo Police say a man was shot and killed Sunday night near Shirley and Suffolk Avenues. Police were called to the scene around 9 p.m